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In the Ph.D. Program in Humanics (Five-year Doctoral Program, University of Tsukuba), students earn Ph.D. degree through the “Double Mentor System”, in which faculty members from both biomedical sciences and physical sciences/engineering/informatics initiate a research collaboration to provide guidance to students.

The doctoral degree to be received is shown in the column of each mentor.

If you wish to choose a faculty member who is not in this list as your sub-mentor, please be sure to consult with the SIGMA office in advance before applying. Please note that we may not be able to meet your request if there is no prior consultation.

University of Tsukuba

Biomedical sciences

YANAGISAWA Masashi
[Affiliation] 
International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine (WPI-IIIS)
[Job title] 
Professor/Director
[Specialized fields] 
Neuroscience of sleep
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
SAKURAI Takeshi
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Molecular Behavioral Physiology
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
Michael Lazarus
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Systems Sleep Biology
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
OISHI Yo
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Assistant Professor/Principal Investigator
[Specialized fields] 
Neurobehavioral Biology
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
HONJOH Sakiko
[Affiliation] 
International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine (WPI-IIIS)
[Job title] 
Assistant Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Neuroscience of sleep
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
HIRANO Arisa
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Assistant professor
[Specialized fields] 
Neuroscience of sleep
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
ABE Takashi
[Affiliation] 
International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine (WPI-IIIS)
[Job title] 
Associate professor
[Specialized fields] 
Human sleep science
[PhD to be received] 
Contact
FUKAMIZU Akiyoshi
[Affiliation] 
Life Science Center for Survival Dynamics, Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance (TARA)
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Methylation Biology
[PhD to be received] 
Contact
TAHARA Satoko
[Affiliation] 
Life Science Center for Survival Dynamics, Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance (TARA)
[Job title] 
Lecturer
[Specialized fields] 
Immunology
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
NIWA Yasutaka
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Medicine
[job title] 
Assistant Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Neuroscience of sleep
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
KOBAYASHI Satoru
[Affiliation] 
Life Science Center for Survival Dynamics, Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance (TARA)
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Developmental biology
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Science
NOMURA Nobuhiko
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Bacterial cell-cell communication and bacterial biofilm
[PhD to be received] 
Contact
YANAGISAWA Hiromi
[Affiliation] 
Life Science Center for Survival Dynamics, Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance (TARA)
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Vascular matrix biology
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
SHIMADA Yuko
[Affiliation] 
Life Science Center for Survival Dynamics, Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance (TARA)
[Job title] 
Assistant Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Developmental biology
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Science
TAKAHASHI Satoru
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Anatomy and Embryology
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
MATSUMOTO Masayuki
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
KAWAGUCHI Atsushi
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Infection Biology
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
MURATANI Masafumi
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Genome Biology
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
SAKAE Takeji
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Medical Physics
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
IRIE Kenji
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Molecular Cell Biology
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
OHNEDA Osamu
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Stem cell biology
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
MASU Masayuki
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Molecular Neurobiology
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
ISOBE Tomonori
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Radiation Health Risk Science
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
NOGUCHI Emiko
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Medical Genetics
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
SHIBUYA Kazuko
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Immunology
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
SHIMANO Hitoshi
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Metabolism and Endocrinology
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
CHIBA Shigeru
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Hematology
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
SAKATA-YANAGIMOTO Mamiko
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Hematology-Oncology
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
YAMAZAKI Masashi
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Orthopaedic Surgery
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
IEDA Masaki
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Cardiac regeneration
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
OSHIKA Tetsuro
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Ophthalmology
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
HASHIMOTO Koichi
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Clinical and Translational Research
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
MATSUZAKA Takashi
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Metabolism, Lipid Biology
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
WAGATSUMA Yukiko
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Clinical epidemiology
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
ODA Tatsuya
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
TANAKA Makoto
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Anesthesiology
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
SHIGEMORI Hideyuki
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Natural Products Chemistry
[PhD to be received] 
Contact
CHIBA Tomoki
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Molecular cell biology
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Science
ISHIKAWA Kaori
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences
[Job title] 
Assistant Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Molecular cell biology
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Science
NIWA Ryusuke
[Affiliation] 
Life Science Center for Survival Dynamics, Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance (TARA)
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Physiological genetics
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Science
Kaspar Vogt
[Affiliation] 
International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine (WPI-IIIS)
[Job title] 
Associate Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Neurophysiology
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
SAKURAI Katsuyasu
[Affiliation] 
International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine (WPI-IIIS)
[Job title] 
Assistant Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Neuroscience of adaptation
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
YAMAZAKI Satoshi
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Stem Cell Biology
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
SAKAGUCHI Masanori
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Associate Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Sleep for memory
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
TSURUTA Fuminori
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences
[Job title] 
Assistant Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Molecular neurobiology
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Science
KOGANEZAWA Tadachika
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Assistant Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Neurophysiology
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Medical Sciences

Physical sciences/engineering/informatics

SANKAI Yoshiyuki
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems/Center for Cybernics Research/F-MIRAI Center
[Job title] 
Professor/Executive Research Director/Director
[Specialized fields] 
Cybernics
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Engineering
SUZUKI Kenji
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems/Center for Cybernics Research
[Job title] 
Professor/Director
[Specialized fields] 
Cybernics & Artificial Intelligence
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Engineering
KAWAMOTO Hiroaki
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems/Center for Cybernics Research
[Job title] 
Associate professor
[Specialized fields] 
Cybernics, Integration between Human and Machine
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Engineering
KITAGAWA Hiroyuki
[Affiliation] 
International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine (WPI-IIIS)
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Sleep Data Science
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Engineering
AMAGASA Toshiyuki
[Affiliation] 
Center for Computational Sciences
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Data Engineering
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Engineering
SHIOKAWA Hiroaki
[Affiliation] 
Center for Computational Sciences
[Job title] 
Associate Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Database System
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Engineering
HORIE Kazumasa
[Affiliation] 
Center for Computational Sciences
[Job title] 
Assistant Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Intelligent informatics
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Engineering
KAMEDA Yoshinari
[Affiliation] 
Center for Computational Sciences
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Computational media
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Engineering
KITAHARA Itaru
[Affiliation] 
Center for Computational Sciences
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Computational Media
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Engineering
TATEBE Osamu
[Affiliation] 
Center for Computational Sciences
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Computer Science
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Engineering
KUTSUMURA Noriki
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Medicinal Chemistry & Organic Synthetic Chemistry
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Science
HARADA Ryuhei
[Affiliation] 
Center for Computational Sciences
[Job title] 
Associate professor
[Specialized fields] 
Computational Biophysics
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Science
SAKURAI Tetsuya
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Numerical Analysis
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Engineering
IMAKURA Akira
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems/Center for Artificial Intelligence Research (C-AIR)
[Job title] 
Associate professor
[Specialized fields] 
Numerical analysis & machine learning
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Engineering
KUDO Hiroyuki
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Medical Imaging and Image Processing
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Engineering
TAKIZAWA Hotaka
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Intelligent Image Processing
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Engineering
SAKUMA Jun
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
AI Security and Privacy
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Engineering
ITOH Makoto
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Human Factors
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Engineering
ANDO Hiroyasu
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems
[Job title] 
Visiting Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Mathematical informatics
[PhD to be received] 
Contact
OZAKI Haruka
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine /Center for Artificial Intelligence Research
[Job title] 
Associate Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Bioinformatics and Computational biology
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
NOBUHARA Hajime
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems
[Job title] 
Associate Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Computational Intelligence
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Engineering
OHSAWA Yoshiaki
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Socio-Economic Planning
[PhD to be received] 
Contact
MORIKUNI Keiichi
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems
[Job title] 
Assistant Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Numerical linear algebra
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Engineering
IZAWA Jun
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems
[Job title] 
Associate Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Computational Neuroscience
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Engineering
IWASAKI Kenji
[Affiliation] 
Life Science Center for Survival Dynamics, Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance (TARA)
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Structural Biology and Chemistry
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Science
SANUKI Masaru
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Assistant Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Applied Math./Educational Informatics/Medical AI
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
MORISHIMA Atsuyuki
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Library, Information and Media Science
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Human-in-the-loop Big Data & AI
[PhD to be received] 
Contact
NAGASAKI Yukio
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Drug Development/Biomaterials
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Engineering
HIROKAWA Takatsugu
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Chemical biology and In silico drug design
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
KURODA Yoshihiro
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems/Center for Cybernics Research
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Cybernics & Biology Systems Engineering
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Engineering
TSURUGIZAWA Tomokazu
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems
[Job title] 
Associate Professor
[Specialized fields] 
MRI Medical Physics
[PhD to be received] 
Contact
SAITOH Tsuyoshi
[Affiliation] 
International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine (WPI-IIIS)
[Job title] 
Assistant Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Medicinal Chemistry/Chemical Biology
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
CHEN Guoping
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Materials Science and Engineering
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Engineering
KAWAKAMI Kohsaku
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Physical Pharmacy
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Engineering
EBARA Mitsuhiro
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Smart polymers
[PhD to be received] 
Ph.D. in Engineering

Corporation/Institute

Biomedical sciences

SATO Taka-Aki
[Affiliation] 
R&D Center for Precision Medicine
[Job title] 
Director (Specially Appointed Professor)
[Specialized fields] 
Molecular oncology
[PhD to be received] 
Contact

Physical sciences/engineering/informatics

TATENO Hiroaki
[Affiliation] 
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology(AIST)
[Job title] 
Professor (School of Integrative and Global Majors)/Group Leader
[Specialized fields] 
Glycan engineering
[PhD to be received] 
Contact
SEITA Jun
[Affiliation] 
RIKEN
[Job title] 
Professor (School of Integrative and Global Majors)/Principal Investigator (Team Leader)
[Specialized fields] 
Deep Learning for Medicine
[PhD to be received] 
Contact
KATOH Kaoru
[Affiliation] 
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology(AIST)
[Job title] 
Professor (School of Integrative and Global Majors)/Senior Researcher
[Specialized fields] 
Super resolution imaging, Biophysics, Optical microscope
[PhD to be received] 
Contact
SATO Chikara
[Affiliation] 
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology(AIST)
[Job title] 
Professor (School of Integrative and Global Majors)
[Specialized fields] 
Electron microscopy
[PhD to be received] 
Contact

Collaboration

Under the Double Mentor System, the following faculty members can only be selected as sub-mentors. Please contact the SIGMA office for details.

Biomedical sciences

HAYASHI Yu
[Affiliation] 
The University of Tokyo
International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine(WPI-IIIS), University of Tsukuba
[Job title] 
Professor/Visiting Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Neuroscience of sleep
SHIBUYA Akira
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Immunology
KATO Mitsuyasu
[Affiliation] 
[Job title] 
Vice President and Executive Director for Education
[Specialized fields] 
Experimental Pathology
ARAKAWA Yoshihiro
[Affiliation] 
Tsukuba Clinical Research & Development Organization(T-CReDO)
[Job title] 
Director
[Specialized fields] 
Translational and Clinical Research
Michael Kann
[Affiliation] 
University of Gothenburg/Sahlgrenska University Hospital
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Clinical Virology
Carl-Henrik Heldin
[Affiliation] 
Uppsala University
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Biochemistry, Oncology
Tsai-Kun Li
[Affiliation] 
National Taiwan University
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Molecular and Cellular biology
Peter ten Dijke
[Affiliation] 
Leiden University Medical Center
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Cancer Signaling
Seong-Jin Kim
[Affiliation] 
Research Institute of GILO Foundation
[Job title] 
Director
[Specialized fields] 
Tumor Biology and TGF-β Signaling
Tilo Kunath
[Affiliation] 
The University of Edinburgh
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Regenerative medicine
KAJI Keisuke
[Affiliation] 
The University of Edinburgh
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Biology of Reprogramming
Bernd K. Fleischmann
[Affiliation] 
University of Bonn
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Physiology
Arthur Lander
[Affiliation] 
University of California, Irvine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Systems Biology of Development
YOKOMORI Kyoko
[Affiliation] 
University of California, Irvine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Molecular Cell and Genome Biology

Physical sciences/engineering/informatics

KANO Hideaki
[Affiliation] 
Kyushu University
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Molecular imaging

Example of Humanics research

Biomedical science × physical sciences/engineering/informatics enables doctoral research based on joint research that fuses two fields.

Biomedical sciences
  • Integrative Sleep Medicine
  • International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine Professor
  • Masashi Yanagisawa
Physical sciences/engineering/
informatics
  • Next Generation Mobility Technology
  • R&D Center for Frontiers of MIRAI in Policy and Technology Specially Appointed Professor
  • Isamu Takahara
Humanics research
Development of technology to monitor arousal and cognitive function during driving by using IoT
Biomedical sciences
  • Spine and Spinal Surgery & Regenerative Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery Faculty of Medicine Professor
  • Masashi Yamazaki
Physical sciences/engineering/
informatics
  • Cybernics
  • Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems Director of Center for Cybernics Research Professor
  • Kenji Suzuki
Humanics research
Application of Robot Suit HAL to CNS Diseases and Its Gait Analysis for Each Disease
Biomedical sciences
  • Neurophysiology
  • Faculty of Medicine Professor
  • Masayuki Matsumoto
Physical sciences/engineering/
informatics
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems Associate Professor
  • Jun Izawa
Humanics research
Identify the cerebral neural circuits that make decisions, Aiming to realize artificial intelligence that makes decisions using the same mechanism as the brain

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